- Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:59 pm
So, I did it. I joined the dark side and used spawn and a spinning rod on my favorite little steelhead river (80-90% wild reproduction) and managed to hook into 3 - one pushing the 10 lb mark - Yahoo!! Lots of trout as well. God it felt good to feel that head shake again and fight a big fish long enough to make my arm tired. Now the plan is to fish spawn for two more weekends for steelies, and then back to the "light". By the way, why does it feel like cheating when you use spawn? I found today that it is still a real challenge to present it well -not unlike a globug or nymph. The best part of today is that we hiked back in far enough to have the river entirely to ourselves (quite a blessing during the height of steelhead season in Michigan)and because there were no others out harrassing them on their beds, we got to watch big steelies making little steelies - too cool. Thanks guys for helping me get my mojo back - don't know if it was the spawn or the hobo - or perhaps the ground chub - but regardless, I am a happy girl.
The first rule of holes: when you''re in one, stop digging. n - Molly Ivins -